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A weekend in Lisbon pt. 2

Lisbon, we meet again!

It’s time for the second chapter of our Lisbon guide. This time we’ll cover a food market, the search for the best burger in Lisbon, a quiet café, and an old factory turned into a creative hub.

Hello, Kristof
The owner of Hello, Kristof was working in the magazine industry when he fell in love with coffee and decided then to combine his two interests. If you have some time to kill you should definitely head to Rua do Poço dos Negro 103, order yourself a coffee and an avocado toast, sit down and flick through one of the many lifestyle and fashion magazines that cover the wall.

Rua do Poço dos Negros 103, Lisbon

Photo: hellokristoflisbon.tumblr.com


Ground burger

The word on the little street called the internet is that this is the place to get the best burger in Lisbon. Without having tried any other burger joints, the word seems true. The buns are house-made, very fresh, and perfectly toasted. The milkshakes didn’t really live up to the same standards, but their slogan “Oldschool American Burgers and Craft Beers” definitely wasn’t a joke. Worth a visit? Absolutely.

Av. António Augusto de Aguiar 148, Lisbon

LX Factory
This is by far one of the coolest hangout spots in Lisbon. Some creative folks have turned an old strip of factory buildings into trendy restaurants, cafés, and shops. The area is filled with workspace for freelancers, design agencies and photography studios, so no wonder this place is just filled with creativity. Visit LX Factory on any Sunday and you’ll run into the outdoor flea market.

R. Rodrigues de Faria 103, Lisbon

Time Out Market Lisbon
Time Out Market is basically a huge food market that offers a huge variety of cuisines. Let’s assume you like to eat good food, but often have a hard time to decide on what to eat. Then don’t go to Time Out Market. With 24 restaurants, 8 bars, a dozen shops and a high-end music venue, you’ll just want to have a bit of everything. But maybe that’s not saying that’s a bad thing after all?
FYI, it’s often crowded, especially during lunch and weekends.

Av. 24 de Julho 49, Lisbon

Brandstationen vintage interior, watches and jewelry

A dreamy vintage shopping boutique in Stockholm

If you’re looking for vintage shopping in Stockholm, then this is the right place. This chic—and pricey—boutique will make you feel like a kid in a candy store (if you replace the candy with vintage interior, jewelry, and watches).

Every time we walk pass Brandstationen, we can’t stop ourselves from going in even though it’s just to look around and dream for a moment. Part of the Herr Judit brand, Brandstationen’s focus is vintage interior while its sister shops have a more fashion-centered approach. The name translates into “the fire station”. Why the name, you might ask? Stupid question, some might say (someone else, not us). It’s obviously because they opened up in a really old fire station before they moved around the corner and can now be found on Hornsgatan.

When you walk through the doors, you just want to stay there. I could live in this real-life version of an interior magazine, you’ll probably think. You don’t have to be a dreamer to fall in love with everything Brandstationen has to offer—only a big wallet. There are so many pretty things to fall in love with—from desk globes, jewelry, and watches for all the genders, to lamps and furniture with stories for days if they could speak.

Carefully selected

Each and every item has been carefully selected to meet the standards of this boutique, and it really shows that they put a lot of love into finding them.


Hornsgatan 64, Stockholm
Website
Mon to Fri 11:00–18:00
Saturdays 11:00–17:00
Sundays 12:00–16:00

 


Svenska: Om du är letar efter bästa second hand-shoppingen i Stockholm ska du besöka Brandstationen på Södermalm. De har med stor omsorg och noggrannhet fyllt butiken med vintagemöbler, klockor, smycken och annat fint.

A visit to Copenhagen

Food, shopping and design

Copenhagen is one of our favorite cities, and it’s easy to understand why. It has such a rich culture of food, fashion, and design, so if you love to eat and go shopping you will fall in love with the Danish capital just like we did.

During our summer vacation, we spontaneously drove down from Gothenburg to spend a night in Copenhagen. We walked around to wander around aimlessly, eating and drinking a lot of coffee. And a few weekends ago, Amanda flew down for a girls-only weekend together with her friends.

These are just some of the spots we really like:

Raw42
A modern approach to plant-based eating—no gluten, no lactose. Brunch, burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, matcha lattes, golden lattes, and really nice raw desserts.
Pilestræde 32, 1112 Copenhagen

Photo: 42raw.dk/

Far´s Dreng
An amazing and modern restaurant that Amanda is totally in love with. They serve both acai and matcha lattes (her favorites!). Drop in for breakfast, dinner, drinks or coffee. Good for vegans!
Ny Adelgade 7

Nordicnesting.dk
The Danish are famous for great design, and it can definitely be found at Nordicnesting.dk. They offer a big selection of Danish and Nordic design classics, as well as new designs, arts, and craft.
Studiestræde 51

Westmarket
We love street food, so WestMarket in Vesterbro (really cool and laidback area) was like heaven for us. It’s really a mix between a marketplace and a hangout spot. With so much to choose from, it was hard to decide on only one thing. So we ate it all.
Vesterbrogade 97

Photo: westmarket.dk

BAEST
A cool industrial place with a chill vibe and tasty pizzas! They make everything from scratch with organic ingredients. The drinks weren’t so bad, either.
Guldbergsgade 29

ARKET
ARKET is the latest chain of stores from H&M, offering modern-day essential products for men, women, children and the home. Its mission is to democratise quality through widely accessible, well-made, durable products designed to be used and loved for a long time.
Købmagergade 33

Mad & Kaffe
Cool place with “tapas” inspired breakfast. We recommend you to order between three to five dishes. Just bear in mind that it’s not the best place for vegans.
Sønder Blvd. 68

Gasoline Grill
Gasoline Grill has been described by many (including Noma, one of the best restaurants in the world) as the best burger joint in Copenhagen. It’s located in an old gas station just a few blocks away from Strøget, the main shopping street. Since it’s so small, they only have a few tables outside, but it’s worth it.
Landgreven 10

Torvehallerne
Torvehallerne is main food market of Copenhagen. Over 115 000 people flock here every single week to eat or get fresh ingredients and specialties to bring home. In 2014, the British magazine “The Guardian” was put Torvehallerne in the top 10 of food halls in Europe.
Frederiksborggade 21

Photo: torvehallernekbh.dk/

Grandpa Scandinavian life store

A shop for almost everything

Grandpa is not just a hip fashion store. Nor is it a bookstore or houseware shop. Well, they do sell all these things, but they’ve managed to provide a different kind of shopping by giving you the chance to go home with a piece of the Scandinavian life in a shopping bag.

A few weekends ago, we were wandering around in the hipster neighborhood of SoFo—ridiculous acronym for South of Folkungagatan— and ended up doing some shopping in a store that’s named after your grandpa (yeah, it’s called Grandpa). It’s super hipster and somewhat the grownup version of Urban Outfitters, selling high-quality products that have a purpose and that you’ll actually use.

So when you’ve stumbled into this boutique, you’ll find a nice range of fashion for both men and women. Even though everything isn’t from Scandinavian designers, you can be sure to find the latest trends that rule the north of Europe. The staff is super helpful and knowledgeable so don’t hesitate to ask them for help if you’re looking for a certain something. When you’re done browsing through the racks, you should check out the selection of homewares, posters, and all the other cool stuff they have to offer.

The brand is never more important than the productgrandpastore.com

Stockholm, Gothenburg & Malmö

This shop on Södermannagatan was their first store when it opened in 2003, and since then they’ve expanded to five locations spread out in Stockholm, Gothenburg (our hometown!), and Malmö.


Södermannagatan 21, Stockholm
Website and shop
Mon to Fri 10:00–18:30
Saturdays 10:00–17:00
Sundays 11:00–17:00


Svenska: Om du letar efter bästa shoppingen på Södermalm borde du passa på att besöka Grandpa. Här hittar du de senaste trenderna inom skandinavisk livstil – mode, inredning, böcker och en massa fint.

Sneakersnstuff sneakers and streetwear

Nike or adidas, Asics or New Balance? Doesn’t matter. Sneakersnstuff got you covered.

If you’re a true sneakerhead you already know about Sneakersnstuff. If not, we’ve got some great news if you’re planning a trip to Stockholm. This is one of the most exciting sneaker shops in the world and a great place to start your shoe collection.

We have too many shoe boxes in the hallway of our apartment. Most of them contain Fabian’s selection of adidas NMD_, but Amanda has a few pairs as well. Even though we don’t have any more space (according to Amanda), we like to visit Sneakersnstuff to browse through the latest drops from the big sneaker and streetwear brands.

Sneakersnstuffis is the Mecca for sneakerheads in Sweden. They first opened in 1999 and has also opened stores in Berlin, London and Paris. Over the years, they’ve been given the opportunity to collaborate with big brands like adidas, Converse, New Balance, Puma, Asics, Reebok, and Vans, to design exclusive sneakers that sell out in the blink of an eye. Bring your sleeping bag a couple of days before their next shoe drop, or accept that you will have to pay up once they hit eBay.

Award-winning store

In 2009 Sneakersnstuff won a grand slam at Modegalan, an annual fashion award show hosted and curated by Habit, the largest magazine for the fashion biz in Scandinavia. They also received the Online Retailer of the Year Award, the Young Fashion Store of the Year Award  and the most desirable award of them all—the Fashion Store of the Year.

“If any store was going to be crowned king of collabs, the title would hands down go to Swedish duo Erik and Peter at Sneakersnstuff.”Sneaker Freaker Magazine


Åsögatan 124, Stockholm
Website and webshop
Mon to Fri 11:00–18:30
Sat 11:00–18:00
Sun 12:00–17:00


Svenska: Om du ska till Stockholm och vill shoppa så ska du absolut inte missa Sneakersnstuff, en av världens bästa sneaker- och streetwearbutiker. Vi brukar alltid titta in när vi är i det här området av Södermalm, trots att Amanda tycker att Fabian redan har alldeles för många lådor med skor i hallen.

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Hornstull’s Marknad flea market

Food trucks and someone’s old armchair

Looking to do some local and sustainable shopping, while also getting something to eat? Then just go to Hornstull’s Market in Södermalm. There’s something for everybody—whether you’re into vintage clothes or street food.

On the weekends, we usually get up quite early and hit the gym (Fabian) or yoga studio (Amanda), and then meet up to get something to eat. Last weekend wasn’t different, with the exception that Amanda was in Norway hiking with her family. If you follow us on Instagram (you really should), you know that she promised pictures of burgers. And I didn’t want to disappoint, so I jumped on my bike and headed west in Södermalm. I met up with some friends at Hornstull’s Market—a classic flea market where you can browse through stalls packed with antiques, art, design, and vintage clothes. But we mainly came here to eat our way through the food trucks lined up along the waterside.

The market takes place every Saturday and Sunday, from the first weekend in April to the last weekend in September, and when the weather gods are in a good mood, you will have to elbow your way through the hip crowd.

As goes for the halloumi burger, it actually wasn’t mine. I went for the smoked brisket from Brisket & Friends, the closest thing to a Texas experience you can get this side of the Atlantic.
Well, probably. I haven’t been to Texas—yet.

The vision

The people behind the initiative have the vision to make Stockholm a more fun city, and they definitely live up to that vision.


Hornstulls strand 4, Stockholm
Saturday & Sunday 11:00–17:00

Svenska: Om du gillar streetfood och loppisfynd ska du ta dig till Hornstulls marknad på Södermalm. Vi brukar oftast börja våra helger med att gå och träna och sen möta upp våra vänner här för att äta något tillsammans. Öppet varje lördag och söndag, från april till sista september.

Papercut bookstore

Something to read on a rainy day

Since 2008, Papercut has been offering a unique selection of exclusive magazines, books, movies and other things to people with particular interests such as fashion, art, literature, design, film, or music. This is the perfect stop when you want to pick something up for a rainy day.

Looking for a cultural shopping experience in Stockholm? What’s better than spending a day curled up on your couch with a good book, listening to the late summer rain pouring down? B.I.N.G.O.—absolutely nothing. We never leave Papercut empty-handed, because it’s just impossible to not find something you absolutely want (even if Amanda might say that we already have too many cookbooks or high-end lifestyle magazines carefully placed somewhere to be seen by our guests).

You’ll find Papercut on Krukmakargatan in Södermalm, right next door to hip and trendy stores like Nitty Gritty, Our Legacy, and Uniforms for the Dedicated. The owners’ ambition is to be the ultimate store for people who consider fashion, art, design, music, and film to be an important part of their life. One could say it’s the “hipster’s bookstore”, but that’s too easy. The nerdiness of this store is raw and beautiful, and you can be sure to find a book about something that you care deeply about—or the perfect gift for someone you care deeply about.


Krukmakargatan 24-26, Stockholm
Website
Mon–Fre 11:00–18:30
Saturday 11:00–17:00
Sunday 12:00–16:00

Svenska: Papercut är paradiset för alla som är intresserade av konst, mode, litteratur, design, film eller musik. Här hittar du exklusiva magasin, böcker, filmer och annat som du kan fördriva tiden med under regniga dagar.